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    Ukraine crisis prompts EU to shake up stance on neighbours
    Mar04

    Ukraine crisis prompts EU to shake up stance on neighbours

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union launched a review of the way it handles neighbouring nations on Wednesday after its policy of offering closer ties to former Soviet republics led it unwittingly into confrontation with Russia. …read more Source: The...

    EU ready with sanctions if Ukraine ceasefire violated, Merkel says
    Mar04

    EU ready with sanctions if Ukraine ceasefire violated, Merkel says

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Russia on Wednesday that any serious violation of the current ceasefire in east Ukraine – which she described as “fragile” – would prompt Europe to impose further sanctions on Moscow for supporting the separatists. …read more Source: The...

    French court approves Kazakh tycoon Ablyazov's extradition
    Mar04

    French court approves Kazakh tycoon Ablyazov's extradition

    PARIS (Reuters) – France’s highest appeals court paved the way on Wednesday for the extradition to either Russia or Ukraine of jailed Kazakh tycoon Mukhtar Ablyazov, accused of embezzling up to $6 billion (3.9 billion pounds) from his former bank BTA. …read more Source: The...

    Russia's Putin says he doesn't want rerun of gas rows with Ukraine
    Mar04

    Russia's Putin says he doesn't want rerun of gas rows with Ukraine

    MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that he did not want a gas conflict with Ukraine similar to ones that took place in the past, and that Kiev only had enough pre-paid gas from Russia to last two days. …read more Source: The...

    Violence in east Ukraine kills one government serviceman – military source
    Mar04

    Violence in east Ukraine kills one government serviceman – military source

    KIEV (Reuters) – One Ukrainian government serviceman was killed and another was wounded in eastern Ukraine despite a ceasefire deal with pro-Russian rebels who have taken up arms there, a military source said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    At least 32 killed in east Ukraine mine blast
    Mar04

    At least 32 killed in east Ukraine mine blast

    Kiev (AFP) – At least 32 miners have been killed in a blast at a coal mine in a rebel-held area of east Ukraine, the president of Ukraine’s parliament said Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    More than 30 killed in mine blast in rebel east Ukraine – local authority
    Mar04

    More than 30 killed in mine blast in rebel east Ukraine – local authority

    DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – More than 30 people were killed after an explosion at a coal mine in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, a local official said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    Obama, EU leaders agree to put more costs quickly on Russia if needed over Ukraine
    Mar04

    Obama, EU leaders agree to put more costs quickly on Russia if needed over Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama and his European counterparts agreed on Tuesday to act quickly to impose additional costs on Russia if peace agreements in the Ukraine conflict were not implemented. …read more Source: The...

    Some 12,000 Russian soldiers in Ukraine supporting rebels – U.S. commander
    Mar03

    Some 12,000 Russian soldiers in Ukraine supporting rebels – U.S. commander

    BERLIN (Reuters) – The U.S. military estimates around 12,000 Russian soldiers are supporting pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine, U.S. Army Europe Commander Ben Hodges said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The...

    EU, U.S. ready to step up sanctions if Ukraine ceasefire violated – EU
    Mar03

    EU, U.S. ready to step up sanctions if Ukraine ceasefire violated – EU

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Western leaders warned Russia on Tuesday they would step up sanctions if there were further violations of a ceasefire agreement in Ukraine, the European Union said. …read more Source: The...

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